Charles Dierkop

Actor

Born: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Charles Dierkop (born September 11, 1936) is an American character actor. Dierkop was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse. A lifetime member of The Actor's Studio, he was cast in two George Roy Hill films, and played an outlaw both times — as "Flat Nose Curry" in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), he played a member of the Hole in the Wall Gang, and as "Floyd" in The Sting (1973), he acted as a bodyguard to Robert Shaw's New York gangster/griftee, Doyle Lonnegan. He is best known for his work on the television series Police Woman between 1974 and 1978. Dierkop appears briefly in the music video of "Man on the Moon", a hit song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M.

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